Middle School Physical Education Philosophy
The goal of physical education in Brevard Public Schools is to provide students with a standards based, balanced, sequential and progressive educational activity program. The program aimed at seventh and eigth grade students includes movement concepts and skills that are age and developmentally appropriate. This in turn leads to the development of motor skills, knowledge and values, which are needed to establish and maintain a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Our Middle School Curriculum focuses on developing health and skill related fitness as well as sport skills. Sports, at the middle school level, are modified to be developmentally appropriate.
High School Requirement
1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.
(f) One credit in physical education.—Physical education must include the integration of health.
One credit in physical education is required. H.O.P.E. (Health Opportunities through Physical Education) satisfies this requirement, with the following waiver exceptions:
- To waive out of the required 1 credit of Physical Education, students must participate in an interscholastic sport at the junior varsity or varsity level for two full seasons and complete the necessary forms with their school counselor. (It should be noted that students choosing this option meet the requirement but do not receive course credit);
- To waive out of the required 1 credit of Physical Education and the required 1 credit of Performing or Fine Arts students may participate in 2 full years in JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) which involves a significant component of drills and must successfully pass the course.